Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Newt

OpenQuest 2 What would like to see?

Recommended Posts

Certainly plan to have some quick rules for Steampunky fantasy as one on of the Genre guides, but one of the regular D101 authors wanted to do a Steampunk OQ as a self contained thing. Perhaps now is the time to give him the green light? ;)

Well I guess Clockwork & Chivalry covers a steampunk setting during the English Civil War, and the Renaissance d100 system is very influenced by OQ. However it would be great to see OQ do a more Classic Steam Punk setting such as Victorian England thru to The First World War. I think there would be some interest in the setting, considering the popularity of the Steampunk genre. Perhaps even an Urban Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Steam punk hybrid setting would be good, much like the setting from the China Meveille books. Savage Worlds had a crack at this genre with their RunePunk book a few years ago, but I reckon a BRP related system would be a much better fit for such a gritty setting.

Edited by Mankcam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I guess Clockwork & Chivalry covers a steampunk setting during the English Civil War, and the Renaissance d100 system is very influenced by OQ. However it would be great to see OQ do a more Classic Steam Punk setting such as Victorian England thru to The First World War. I think there would be some interest in the setting, considering the popularity of the Steampunk genre. Perhaps even an Urban Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Steam punk hybrid setting would be good, much like the setting from the China Meveille books. Savage Worlds had a crack at this genre with their RunePunk book a few years ago, but I reckon a BRP related system would be a much better fit for such a gritty setting.

Re China Mieville, I'm sure there is a New Crobuzon based game in the works and it's using BRP. There was an announcement about it a while back

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Re China Mieville, I'm sure there is a New Crobuzon based game in the works and it's using BRP. There was an announcement about it a while back
Yeah, now that you say that, I seem to remember this coming up before as a BRP product. It must be vapourware however, as I'm sure there would have been some announcement about it by now. It certainly would be a cool setting for a BRP or OQ game that's for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Q&A thread has been closed for some reason, but I'd like to ask a question here if it is ok.

How will OQ2 be handling opposed skills over 100? Will you be trimming the larger down to 100 and reducing the smaller skill by a like amount?

Example: Attack 130 v Defend 90 equals Attack 100 v Defend 60

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting. Is that a house rule, or have you seen it in print somewhere?

I first saw it in RuneQuest 6, but I am very sure I'd heard about it prior to that.

I think it's a great rule.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Q&A thread has been closed for some reason,

That thread was for questions during the Pre-order campaign, which is now over. I should have perhaps noted that sorry. I'll probably start a more rulesy Q&A thread after next weekend when I start looking at the document critically myself. But for now here is as good a place as any.

but I'd like to ask a question here if it is ok.

How will OQ2 be handling opposed skills over 100? Will you be trimming the larger down to 100 and reducing the smaller skill by a like amount?

Example: Attack 130 v Defend 90 equals Attack 100 v Defend 60

Thanks

I'll be sticking with the current rule which is

From Page 28 of current OQ rules

Very High Skills

Character’s with Skills over 100% are considered Masters in their fields and under normal circumstances do not fail and quite often perform tasks that are considered

impossible by normal people.

Very High Skills and Opposed Tests

In opposed skill tests characters with skills over 100% are already considered to have succeeded. Therefore to be beaten his opponent needs to score a critical success. Of

course the Master may also roll a critical, in which case the highest roll wins.

For example

Grazum The Blackheart, an evil Orc Warlord is a Master Wrestler with an Athletics skill of 120%. Rurik recklessly challenges him to an arm resting contest. Rurik, who has an Athletics skill of

60%, will automatically lose against Grazum unless Rurik rolls a critical success (6% or lower).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for that Newt, I think I will stick with the other ruling, I really like that.

What about the Brawn skill, have you decided whether or not to include it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Imagine my delight when I found out The Guide to Glorantha kickstarter setting was system less!

OQ2 and a rules free sexy book on Glorantha

It doesn't get much better than this :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...